In the mid-nineteenth century, in Italy, sparkling wine production was little more than a dream, but on the hills between Monferrato and Langa, someone already thought big and traveled to France to get information and get inspired by wines from beyond the Alps.

The first Italian sparkling wine was born after these pilgrimages in 1865 in Canelli, in Piedmont, by Carlo Gancia who, in 1850, founded his winery there.